(1) Except as provided in
paragraph (5), shipboard incineration shall be allowed only in a
||Except as provided in sub-paragraph
(b) of this paragraph, each incinerator installed on board a
ship on or after 1 January 2000 shall meet the requirements
contained in appendix IV to this Annex.
Each incinerator shall be approved by the Administration taking
into account the standard specifications for shipboard incinerators
developed by the Organization.*
||The Administration may allow exclusion
from the application of sub-paragraph (a) of this paragraph
to any incinerator which is installed on board a ship before
the date of entry into force of the Protocol of 1997, provided
that the ship is solely engaged in voyages within waters subject
to the sovereignty or jurisdiction of the State the flag of
which the ship is entitled to fly.
(3) Nothing in this regulation
affects the prohibition in, or other requirements of, the Convention
on the Prevention of Marine Pollution by Dumping of Wastes and Other
Matter, 1972, as amended, and the 1996 Protocol thereto.
(4) Shipboard incineration
of the following substances shall be prohibited:
II and III
cargo residues of the present Convention and related contaminated
||polychlorinated biphenyls (PCBs);
||garbage, as defined in Annex
V of the present Convention, containing more than traces
of heavy metals; and
||refined petroleum products containing
(5) Shipboard incineration
of sewage sludge and sludge oil generated during the normal operation
of a ship may also take place in the main or auxiliary power plant
or boilers, but in those cases, shall not take place inside ports,
harbours and estuaries.
(6) Shipboard incineration
of polyvinyl chlorides (PVCs) shall be prohibited, except in shipboard
incinerators for which IMO Type Approval Certificates have been
(7) All ships with incinerators
subject to this regulation shall possess a manufacturer's operating
manual which shall specify how to operate the incinerator within
the limits described in paragraph (2) of appendix IV to this Annex.
(8) Personnel responsible
for operation of any incinerator shall be trained and capable of
implementing the guidance provided in the manufacturer's operating
(9) Monitoring of combustion
flue gas outlet temperature shall be required at all times and waste
shall not be fed into a continuous-feed shipboard incinerator when
the temperature is below the minimum allowed temperature of 850 degrees Centigrade.
For batch-loaded shipboard incinerators, the unit shall be designed
so that the temperature in the combustion chamber shall reach 600 degrees Centigrade
within five minutes after start-up.
(10) Nothing in this regulation
precludes the development, installation and operation of alternative
design shipboard thermal waste treatment devices that meet or exceed
the requirements of this regulation.